May 27, 2020 @ Berlin
A few days ago, during a sleepless night, I made a list of all coworking spaces I know in East Germany. Thereupon a geographer contacted me, who, like me, comes from the Elbe in Saxony-Anhalt. He took the data I had listed and built a map from it. I liked his first draft very much. We will publish the data as open data. He will also improve the map, and I will write a documentation about the project
February 2, 2020 @ Berlin
The past year has really overwhelmed me. At first, we tried to change the structure of the company, which took longer than I first thought. In the middle of it, some employees left us for various reasons. In my opinion, it was not until the end of the year that we got our feet back on the ground. Now we are well prepared for what is to come. Some positions still have to be filled, but at least now we have a good idea who we need for which roles.
Due to this professional strain, I didn’t get to do any private projects, except for the Coworking Summit in Copenhagen, which was once again an enjoyable experience. This year I have a lot of plans for myself, including regular blogging about coworking. In two months, my one year break starts. Until then, I still have to organize a proper handover and open three more new coworking spaces. I hope that this year I can achieve the goals I have set myself.
March 27, 2019 @ Berlin
Last weekend COWORK 2019 took place, a conference with BarCamp, which I co-organize since 2016. These three beautiful days are now behind me as well as the move of the Sparda-Bank branch team into BLOK O, the last milestone of this project which is particularly close to my heart. At the moment I am mainly concerned with the processes within St. Oberholz because we are currently changing the company very much. The next step is a personal content project, which I would like to start in the run-up to Coworking Europe 2019. I’m looking forward to it. 😀
March 1, 2019 @ Berlin
The first month back at work meant that I didn’t manage to write a single blog post. It was just too much to do from the start. Besides, our apartment will be sold as we now learned, and we have to ask ourselves if we want to buy it ourselves (if we can do it at all) or if we’re going to move to the surrounding area of Berlin. That’s why I’m doing much research on train connections and apartment offers in Brandenburg at the moment. I like the idea of living more in rural areas, of course well connected to Berlin, very much.
January 24, 2019 @ Dublin
Since October 2018, I have conducted interviews with operators of shared workspaces for the Bertelsmann Stiftung. In the meantime, I am sitting at the transcripts and writing analyses of these fascinating conversations. The study will appear in spring and hopefully provide a better understanding of where and how people work together, how these places work, and that’s not all coworking.
January 21, 2019 @ Paris
My last week vacation has started, and I am already back at work in my thoughts. On Saturday I will give a lecture on flexible workplace solutions at Paperworld in Frankfurt am Main, on Monday I will give a workshop in Tübingen on how banks can use coworking, and on Wednesday I will talk about various meeting cultures in companies.
2019 @ Gdańsk
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